Reporting an Accident
Operators must report the accident. A boating accident includes but is not limited to: capsizing, collision, foundering, flooding, fire, explosion, and the disappearance of a vessel other than by theft.
The operator must file an accident report form supplied by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources if:
- A person dies or disappears or ...
- A person is injured or requires medical treatment or ...
- Damage to the vessel and other property exceeds $750.
You must notify the office of the county sheriff, the nearest state police post, or the nearest conservation office as quickly as possible.
Your written report must be made within 24 hours of the accident.